Re Catterick Garrison. Administratively the Garrison now covers, as pointed out above, the former RAF Catterick, renamed Marne Barracks. It also covers Claro Barracks in Ripon, RAF Dishforth, and the former RAF Topcliffe, now Alanbrooke Barracks.
The centenary of the Garrison occurs in 1914 and a local history group has been formed to collate information relating to activities and events within the Garrison over the years since it was built.
A considerable amount of information has been contributed from a variety of sources. If you have any information that you consider will be useful to the group please feel free to forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Information shortfalls exist in the activities of NAAFI, and the Salvation Army Red Shield Services. There is little or no photographic record of the services they provided, the “Sally” since 1916 and NAAFI from 1921 onwards.
The intention of the group is to produce a book to coincide with the centenary, however, prior to that, work is underway on the construction of a website to educate, and illustrate, the effect this relatively small area has had on millions of lives throughout the years.